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Into the Dark Water: The Story of Three Officers and PT-109 Kindle Edition
Stone & Stone Second World War Books
"I thoroughly enjoyed the book, inasmuch as I learned things that I never knew. . . . I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in PT boats and their history.”
T. Garth Connelly, PT Boat World
"History has long recorded that John F. Kennedy's heroic efforts after the sinking of his PT-109 led to his successful political career as Representative, Senator, and ultimately President. But, as John Domagalski demonstrates in this thoroughly researched narrative, there was far more to the boat's achievements in the South Pacific than the terrifying night when a Japanese destroyer cut her in two. This account crackles with intensity."
Paul Stillwell, Naval historian and author
"Well researched and written,Domagalski has done something admirable with the PT 109 saga."
Naval Historical Foundation
"The author is a Pacific War Historian specializing in Guadalcanal fighting. His account of one ship and its three commanding officers not only sheds light on PT-109, but also on the service of the torpedo boat crews in general. It took daring initiative to command a tiny warship aggressively and this book conveys their audacity in full measure.
…illuminates the difficult conditions of PT Boat combat. The Brave crews of these undersized vessels routinely fought at night, endured poor logistics and rough seas, and engaged much larger ships, while enduring attacks from land, sea, and air… Domagalski brings to life a host of other brave officers and sailors who consistently fought insurmountable odds to contribute capabilities uniquely fitted to the island waters they patrolled. Kennedy himself later remarked that The war made us. It was and is our greatest moment" In Into the Dark Water, Domagalksi illustrates exactly how and why"
The Journal of America’s Military Past
"...an insightful and well-written new work that pays homage not only to PT-109 but to the patrol torpedo community as a whole... .With this new offering, John Domagalski brings PT-109 and her crew back to life once again and, in doing so, honors all who served in the patrol torpedo service."
"A useful and comprehensive niche contribution to naval history."
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00KEURPSG
- Publisher : Casemate (April 19, 2014)
- Publication date : April 19, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 8945 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 368 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,109,637 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The only reason I stick with this rough draft-like book is that it’s interesting.
Great addition on the subject..
Domagalski gives the PT-109’s story context with background about the use of small boats in the warfare, the production of the PT’s, and the important role the boats played in undermining Japanese operations and securing the islands south Pacific for the Allies. This is an informative read for history buffs or anyone interested in getting a better appreciation of the PT’s and this segment of WWII naval operations in the Pacific.